Civil War Sites

If you are seeking to discover American Civil War sites and want to find the best places to view American Civil War history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

We’ve compiled an interesting list of Civil War sites and you can find some fantastic places to see on your travels. Once you’ve explored the list of American Civil War sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring American Civil War sites.

Our database of US Civil War historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other American Civil War sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

American Civil War: Site Index

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco was a military base and housed Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.

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Andersonville Prison

Andersonville Prison in Georgia is a National Historic Site dedicated to all American prisoners of war.

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Antietam Battlefield

One of the most sombre Civil War sites, Antietam Battlefield saw the single bloodiest day’s battle in American history.

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Appomattox County Court

Appomattox was the village where General Robert E. Lee surrendered in 1865, ending the American Civil War.

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is an iconic burial site and a national monument.

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Averasboro Battlefield

The Battle of Averasborough was part of the Carolinas Campaign during the American Civil War.

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Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield

Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield was the site of a Confederate victory on 10 June 1864.

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Chancellorsville Battlefield

Chancellorsville Battlefield was the site of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s “greatest victory” in 1863 during the American Civil War.

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Chickamauga Battlefield

The Chickamauga Battlefield was the scene of the Confederates’ last major victory in the American Civil War.

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Cold Harbor

Cold Harbor was the site of one of General Robert E. Lee’s final victories in the American Civil War.

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Ellwood Plantation

One of the lesser known Civil War places, the Ellwood Plantation is the site of General Stonewall Jackson’s arm which was buried there after he was wounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre was the site where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

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Fort Clinch

Fort Clinch in Florida is a nineteenth century fort which changed hands several times during the Civil War.

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Fort Donelson Battlefield

Fort Donelson Battlefield was the scene of a major Union victory in the American Civil War.

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Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines was a fortification used in the American Civil War.

Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton is a Third System Fort, a US military base and home to the Harbor Defense Museum.

Fort Macon

Fort Macon is a nineteenth century fort which was captured by the Union in 1862 during the American Civil War.

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Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry was the site of a siege during the War of 1812 and the inspiration for the American National Anthem.

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Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens is an historic US military fort in Pensacola, Florida, named after Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. It forms part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a site overseen by the National Park Service.

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Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski is a nineteenth century fortification and the site of an important military test during the American Civil War.

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Fort Raleigh

Fort Raleigh in North Carolina was the site of the famous English “lost colony” of Roanoke.

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Fort Sumter

One of the best known Civil War sites, Fort Sumter was the place where the American Civil War officially began on 12 April 1861.

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Fort Taylor

Fort Taylor in Key West, Florida is a nineteenth century Third System fortification.

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Fort Warren

Fort Warren on George’s Island in Boston was a fortification built during the American Civil War.

Fortress Rosecrans

Fortress Rosecrans was built by Unionist solders in 1863 following the Battle of Stones River.

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Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield is an important site of the American Civil War, where the Confederates defeated the Unionists in a fierce battle in 1862.

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General Grant National Memorial

The General Grant National Memorial in New York is the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Gettysburg Battlefield

The most famous of all Civil War sites, this was the scene of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the fiercest and most important battles in the American Civil War.

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Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne was the location of the first successful English colony in America in 1607 and was a key strategic location during the Civil War.

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Jackson Shrine

Guinea Station, the lone white building where General Thomas ’Stonewall’ Jackson died.

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a Greek temple style monument honouring the 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln.

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Lincoln Tomb

Lincoln Tomb is the burial place of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Lookout Mountain Battlefield

Lookout Mountain Battlefield was the scene of a pivotal battle in the Chattanooga campaign in the American Civil War.

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Museum of the Confederacy

The Museum of the Confederacy chronicles the history of the seceded states under the Confederate government.

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Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez in Mississippi contains a number of historic sites and places of note including a native Indian village and historic houses and churches.

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier explores the experiences of those who fought in the American Civil War.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park was the site of an American Civil War battle on 20 February 1864 won by the Confederates.

Petersen House

Petersen House was the site where President Abraham Lincoln died in 1865 after being shot across the street at Ford Theatre.

Port Hudson

Port Hudson was the site of a lengthy siege during the American Civil War.

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia was a focal point of the American Civil War and the capital of the Confederacy.

Shiloh Battlefield

Shiloh Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing which took place in April 1862.

Stones River Battlefield

Stones River Battlefield was the site of a fierce clash during the American Civil War which proved vital for the Union.

Stonewall Jackson Grave

Grave of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum explores the life of the 16th US president and his legacy, all in the context of wider US history.

The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum chronicles the history of Charleston and the coastal region of South Carolina.

The Texas Civil War Museum

The Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth holds an array of exhibits relating to the American Civil War.

The US Capitol

The US Capitol is the seat of the United States Congress and an iconic building in its own right.

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Vicksburg Battlefield

Vicksburg Battlefield in Mississippi was the site of a pivotal Union victory during the American Civil War.

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Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek Battlefield was the site of a major battle which defined Missouri’s role in the American Civil War.

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Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final major battle of the American Revolution.